Verpan launches new lighting icons

June 24, 2019

(Denmark) – Being brought to life from the Panton archives, Verpan launches Hive pendant and Reflect table lamp. 

Hive and Reflect are the latest examples of contemporary design still to be discovered in the Verner Panton archives. The designs are brought to life by Verpan from Panton’s original sketches, and it is the first time the designs have been put into production.

Made of multiple concentric shades of varying size, the layered design of the Hive pendant offers a very characteristic and sculptural quality while ensuring a 100% glare-free light.

The fixture emits a generous downward light that is complimented by a soft and diffused lateral light. Like with much of Panton’s lighting designs, the unique and expressive idiom of the Hive pendant demand attention even with the lights off.

While Panton was maybe best known for his intricate and sometimes opulent organic designs, Reflect offers a simpler and more linear style, and represents a great example of his ingenuity and profound understanding of how to manipulate light to create a desired setting or mood.

With Reflect, light is cast upwards from the tubular base and reflected off the white surface of the slanted disc-shaped shade to create a crisp yet diffused light throughout its surroundings.

With its clean and straight-forward design, Reflect makes an impression wherever it goes. This can be either accented or downplayed by the colour scheme that Verpan has chosen for the design – an attention seeking all red and a more understated grey with satin finish stem.